Gender Discrimination Attorneys in Houston
Have You Been Harmed By Gender Discrimination?
Discrimination based on someone's gender is a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. At Kennard Law, P.C., our gender discrimination lawyers in Houston use this federal law to fight back against employers and stand up for the rights of workers like you.
If you believe you have been the victim of sex discrimination, contact our firm today to arrange a consultation. We fight to protect the rights of employees throughout Texas.
Common Examples of Workplace Gender Discrimination
Although women have joined the workforce in increasing numbers over the last several decades, there is still considerable progress to be made when it comes to equal treatment between the sexes.
Some of the most examples of gender discrimination at work include:
- Being paid less due to your gender, despite having the same qualifications as a male counterpart
- Not hiring or promoting someone because of their gender
- Firing someone for being a certain gender
- Being intentionally called a different pronoun that you do not identify with
- Being passed over for important assignments because your gender is viewed as less competent
- Being demoted or penalized for taking time off to give birth
These are just a few of many ways that employers can discriminate against someone based on their sex.
Gender Discrimination Encompasses More Than Sexual Harassment
When people think of gender discrimination, they often think of sexual harassment, which is a common form of gender discrimination. However, harassment is not the only form of discrimination based on gender, and the victims can be of any gender.
Gender discrimination is often tied closely to pay. For example, when women in a workplace are paid less than their male counterparts who perform the same duties, it is a clear example of discrimination. Similarly, women may be passed up for raises and promotions, while men who do the exact same work obtain these pay increases.
Pregnancy discrimination is often considered a kind of gender discrimination as well.
Gender & Sexual Orientation
In addition to standing up for women and men who have been mistreated in the workplace because of their gender, our lawyers also represent people who have been discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. All members of the LGBT community can turn to us when their workplace rights have been violated.
Can Men Be Victims of Gender Discrimination?
Yes, and the law provides equal protection for men regarding sexual discrimination. Although we often hear of women being victims, men can also suffer from a hostile work environment and experience adverse employment actions based on gender.
Some examples of male gender discrimination can include:
- Sexual advances from a female or male superior
- Male workers treated unfairly in female-dominated workforces
- Sexual harassment from colleagues
- Comments that someone is "not masculine enough"
Men are less likely to discuss their issues openly, but it is equally important for men to come forward if they experienced any type of gender discrimination.
With offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, El Paso, and Washington D.C., call us at (855) 499-4514 to discuss your case with an experienced gender discrimination attorney. Se habla español.
Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
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